Scientists from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Nanyang Technological University Singapore have developed a biodegradable food packaging material that kills harmful microbes and could extend the shelf-life of fresh fruit by two to three
City food inspectors from Shenzhen and Xian, China report finding traces of the COVID-19 virus on the packaging for imported chicken wings and shrimp.
China in June stepped up its scrutiny of imported food, saying the possibility that it could spread
This FoodAlert will examine how consumers are demanding more packaging for fresh produce and open food as a result of Covid-19. It will then conclude with the implications of this for Irish suppliers.
We are in the midst of a crisis that has elevat
Coronavirus has provoked the food packaging debate, with some using the crisis to hammer home the message that plastic is vital for protecting food from germs and extending its shelf life, while others stress that the pandemic highlights the fact tha
Flexible packaging has become an obvious solution for brands in the past few years. It is easier to ship for retailers—taking up less space and weight. It is better for consumers in terms of space management in the home, both in the fridge and in cup
In last month’s newsletter we gave you an overview of the main changes in BRC Global Standard for Packaging - Issue 6. In response to these changes, we’re launching a new service that will help you prepare for auditing against the new standard. As pa
Nestle Japan is accelerating its efforts to solve plastic waste by changing KitKat’s outer packaging from plastic to paper.
The retailer is committed to removing excess packaging from Tesco brand and branded products. Tesco also briefed suppliers that from next year, the size and suitability of packaging will be assessed as part of category reviews and ranging decisions.
The growing global population coupled with rising incomes in emerging markets is propelling the global packaging sector, but the three big challenges of sustainability, shelf life extension and counterfeiting are posing significant challenges for the
New polyethylene film for fresh vegetables sold at U.K. retailer Co-op is recyclable while also providing the same functional features as a non-recyclable film.
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